USA, Biden flees: deputies and financiers flip their backs on him. But he insists: “I am the most qualified” | EUROtoday

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“No one is more qualified than me to be president and to win the race” for the White House: “I am the most qualified.” Regardless of the fears of the celebration and voters, Joe Biden reiterates that he doesn’t intend to go away and says he’s certain he can win the elections and keep in workplace for one more 4 years. In the 22-minute interview with ABC, the US president seems extra assured and incisive than in his disastrous efficiency on the debate towards Donald Trump, however his phrases don’t appear able to reassuring and sweeping away doubts. A gaggle of 168 managers, activists and financiers have in actual fact requested the US chief to withdraw from the race for the presidency. And 4 Democratic representatives have additionally accomplished so.

Pressed by George Stephanopoulos on issues about his age and well being, Biden tries to deflect questions. “I'm in good shape. I wouldn't run if I didn't believe I could,” he mentioned, explaining that he undergoes routine medical checkups. “They wouldn't hesitate to tell me something was wrong,” he added. The president, nonetheless, has not dedicated to present process an unbiased medical analysis. “With the presidency, I do a complete neurological test every day,” he mentioned, reiterating that the televised debate was a “bad episode” and “not a sign of a more serious problem.” Biden admits that he arrived on the debate exhausted and was unable to get well attributable to a foul chilly. “The responsibility for how the debate went is mine alone,” he added, pointing the finger at Trump, who has repeatedly lied, as a “pathological liar.”

Biden was not solely dismissive of issues about his well being, but additionally questioned the polls that present him trailing Trump. When Stephanopoulos instructed him that he had by no means seen a president win with 36% of the vote, Biden responded dryly: “I don't believe that number. Our polls say otherwise. I remember in 2020 they said I couldn't win.” And when the reporter pressed him by stating that will probably be rather more tough in 2024, the president responded: “Not when you're running against a pathological liar. All the polls say it's a head-to-head. I don't think there's anyone more qualified than me to be president and win the race. I'm the most qualified.” The president's efficiency, nonetheless, isn’t convincing. Many Democrats – the American media report – don’t discover it reassuring. “I don't think he will take away the worries,” noticed David Axelrod, Barack Obama's former adviser. What was placing was Biden's resolution to utterly rule out dropping out of the race: he mentioned he would solely achieve this by divine intervention, “if Lord Almighty told me to.”

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